Ethiopia Market Profile

February 24, 2016 - 2:14am from MicroCapital
Développement international Desjardins (DiD), a Canadian nonprofit supporting the community finance sector in emerging economies, recently joined the “Project integer de nutrition dans les regions de Kedougou et Kolda (PINKK)”, which is aimed at increasing food security for women and children in the Senegalese regions of Kedougou and Kolda. The project was created by the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), a Canada-based nonprofit seeking to reduce malnutrition, and also includes World Vision ...
February 11, 2016 - 12:50pm from Private Sector Development Blog
Charity Wanjiku pitching for Strauss Energy   What does the journey of an entrepreneur look like? For founders like Mark Zuckerberg, it often begins with a groundbreaking idea, followed by several rounds of fundraising through Ivy League and Silicon Valley networks. But what if you weren’t raised in the United States? And what if your idea is not global in reach — but instead addresses clean technology needs that are unique to your region?  
February 4, 2016 - 11:09am from Acumen Fund Blog
We are thrilled to announce the selection of the 2016 Regional Fellows in East Africa, India and 
November 19, 2015 - 9:14am from MicroCapital
Mariel Mensink of ICCO Terrafina Microfinance, an affiliate of the Dutch Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO), spoke yesterday during the opening day of the European Microfinance Platform’s (e-MFP’s) European Microfinance Week, presenting the ...
November 18, 2015 - 3:06pm from GiveWell Blog
We have refreshed our top charity rankings and recommendations. Our set of top charities and standouts is the same as last year’s, but we have introduced rankings and changed our recommended funding allocation, due to a variety of updates – particularly to our top charities’ room for more funding. In particular, we are recommending that
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Updates
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Recent Features
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on Africa
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on South Asia
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 28, 2015 - 3:30pm from MIX Publications on East Asia and the Pacific
While the Global Findex and the IMF’s Financial Access Survey are beginning to fill the gap in national-level measures of financial inclusion, MIX's FINclusion Lab aims to address the subnational read more
August 27, 2015 - 1:03am from MicroCapital
Qualcomm, a US-based semiconductor and telecommunications company, recently announced a collaboration with Project Concern International (PCI) India, a New Delhi-based branch of the US-based non-governmental organization PCI; Planned Social Concern (PSC), a microfinance institution (MFI) based in Jaipur, India; and Microware Computing & Consulting, an Indian telecommunications and software company. The organizations are launching a project called “Connecting India to Disconnect ...
August 7, 2015 - 3:09pm from MicroCapital
Jeannette Kagame, the wife of Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, recently launched a campaign that aims to financially empower women in the country. A total of USD 20 million from the Rwandan government will be dedicated to lifting 1 million women out of poverty by March 2018. The campaign will partner with New Faces New Voices, a women’s advocacy organization that was founded in Rwanda by Graca Machel, South Africa’s former First Lady. Information on plans for the disbursal of the ...
August 7, 2015 - 11:51am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Center Staff Impact investing in East Africa has grown strongly over the past five years with over $9.3 billion disbursed, more than 1,000 deals, and roughly 150 investors managing about 200 active investment vehicles. These are among the findings outlined in a new report from the Global Impact Investing Network and Open Capital Advisors, which provides a state of the market ...
July 29, 2015 - 10:24am from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Haset Solomon, Communications and Operations Associate, the Smart Campaign #464372564 / gettyimages.com The East African mobile revolution seems to be hitting every country in the region, including the state-less ...
July 27, 2015 - 3:48pm from Private Sector Development Blog
Sub-Saharan Arica has launched a new wave of “special economic zones” (SEZs), with more and more countries establishing or planning to establish SEZs or industrial parks. However, can Africa overcome the past stigma and make the zone programs truly successful? This was one of the hot topics during the China-Africa “Investing in Africa Forum,” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from June 30 to July 1, organized by the World Bank Group with the government of Ethiopia, the ...
July 21, 2015 - 10:41am from MicroCapital
MicroCapital: What is the motivation for the new study “More Inclusive Finance for Youth: Scalable and Sustainable Delivery Models for Financial and Non-Financial Services,” which was published recently by e-MFP’s Youth Financial Inclusion Action Group? Severine Deboos: Almost 73 million youth worldwide are looking ...
July 9, 2015 - 10:00am from Acumen Fund Blog
Standing—and working—with the poor requires resilience and determination. When we established Acumen’s Global Fellowship 10 years ago, we were looking for those bright minds and big thinkers who not only possessed the moral imagination to envision a world beyond poverty but also the courage and resolve to commit their lives to making that vision a reality. The Global Fellowship is a yearlong leadership development program ...
June 9, 2015 - 10:51am from Private Sector Development Blog
How can financial inclusion and financial integrity policies complement each other? That question was addressed in a report recently released looking at the state of Ethiopia’s anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework.   The assessment was conducted by a World Bank Group team of experts and published by the
June 4, 2015 - 1:50am from BRAC Blog
This blog was originally posted on the Center for Financial Inclusion Blog.   Microfinance clients at a village organisation meeting in Rajshahi This month, the results from six ...
June 2, 2015 - 4:55pm from Microfinance Africa
A new report by Oxfam has revealed that international companies cheated Africa out of $11 billion in 2010. The report titled “Africa: Rising for the Few” released yesterday revealed that the loss is equivalent to more than six times the amount needed to deliver universal primary healthcare in the Ebola-affected countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. “The companies achieved this through just one of the tricks used by multinational companies to reduce ...